Download: 2013 PUB BC Government to consult on new earthquake safe policy - 5 Feb.pdf

A series of public meetings will be held to support the submissions process on the development of a new policy to deal with earthquake-prone buildings.

Proposals are that all non-residential and all multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings have a seismic capacity assessment within five years, with a ten year deadline for owners to either strengthen or demolish those which are found to be sub-standard.

Consultation closes at 5pm Friday, 8 March 2013.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says public submissions will be crucial and that he plans to attend several of the public meetings.

The consultation document and an on-line response form can be found here.

Meeting schedule

Region Date Time Venue
Wellington 5 February 2013 7.00 - 9.00pm Michael Fowler Centre
111 Wakefield Street
Auckland 12 February 2013 5.30 - 7.30pm Auckland Council
Council Chambers
Ground Floor
301 Queen Street
Auckland Central
Central North Island 14 February 2013 5.30 - 7.30pm Convention Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North
Canterbury 19 February 2013 6.00 - 8.00pm Templin Hall
Canterbury Horticultural Centre
Hagley Park
57 Riccarton Avenue
Otago 21 February 2013 5.30 - 7.30pm Otago University
Lecture Theatre Burns 1
364 Leith Walk
North Dunedin
Waikato 25 February 2013 5.30 - 7.30pm Hamilton City Council
The Reception Lounge
Ground Floor
Council Chamber Municipal Building
Garden Place
Hawkes Bay 26 February 2013 5.30 - 7.30pm Napier City Council
Council Chambers
2nd Floor
Napier City Council Civic Building

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